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Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 3:58 PM

Announced during Minecraft Live 2023, Mojang's massively popular survival crafting game has now sold over 300 million copies worldwide since its initial release in 2009.


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 1:59 PM

Sure, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a robust and impressively realistic video game dedicated to recreating the feel of flying an airplane around the world. But what if you flew by some sick-looking hills or ramps and wanted to hit them in a dune buggy? Well, now a new DLC from a third-party developer can help.


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 1:15 PM

Callous, crunch-heavy work culture keeps shaking the games industry, but it seems like some developers are at least trying to safeguard against it. Colin Walder, a CD Projekt Red engineering director with over a decade of AAA audio programming experience, discussed game industry leadership during Inven Game Conference…


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 1:00 PM

Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the latest 2D platformer from the masters of the form at Nintendo, is due out this week, on October 20. So it's unfortunate news for both the Japanese gaming giant, and everyone who wants to avoid spoilers, that it's already leaked online.


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 12:15 PM

Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, the upcoming spinoff in Sega's Yakuza series, is set to release on November 9. But unlike several recent games in the franchise, it will not launch with an English dub version. Instead, English audio will come to the game in a post-launch update. Sega has yet to…


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 11:20 AM

Analogue, maker of retro consoles for games from the SNES to the Game Boy, are back with their most ambitious project yet: a Nintendo 64-compatible machine called the Analogue 3D.


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 10:55 AM

Bethesda publishing head Pete Hines is retiring from the Starfield developer after 24 years, he announced on Twitter (or X) on October 16. Hines' decision comes only a few days after Microsoft, which owns Bethesda Game Studios, was rubber-stamped to complete its $69 billion Activision Blizzard buy.


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 10:00 AM

Being Spider-Man never gets old. The rush of swinging like a pendulum through Times Square, the thrill of pirouetting through a high-stakes crime bust, the satisfaction of watching a chorus of tiny Spidey gizmos wrap up another band of bad guys with elegant ease—even after completing everything there is to do in Marvel…


Kotaku Monday, October 16, 2023 9:15 AM

On September 28, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam opened its doors with an exciting new display inside. That day, visitors would delight in new, featured artwork based on Vincent Van Gogh's iconic paintings, but with a Pokémon twist. Or at least, that was the idea. However, rather than fans happily enjoying the…


PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 3:28 PM
     One of Steam's best strategy games gets massive new DLC

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition just gets bigger and better with each coming announcement from Forgotten Empires. The game already has various DLC to choose from, ranging from the Dynasties of India to the Return of Rome, but continues to impress with more. We're now getting yet another expansion dubbed The Mountain Royals, which will bring us from the vast waters of Lake Van to the snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 1:30 PM
     Grab these 3 new Roblox Blade Ball codes for free skins and coins

October 16, 2023: We added new Blade Ball codes to our list.

What are the new Blade Ball codes? Those who want to stand out while playing this dodgeball game can splash out on new weapons, skills, and even explosive effects. To get them, though, you need coins, and there are ways to instantly get a small amount of coins to roll the dice while getting a chance to open crates and maybe pull a rare sword skin. 

There are other similar games on the Roblox platform, so be sure to get all the latest Arm Wrestle Simulator codes to get yourself ripped or learn the secret of Berry Avenue codes if you'd rather live a calmer virtual life. Here are all the latest Blade Ball codes, how to enter them, and where to find more.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 1:41 PM
     Post Malone is coming to Apex Legends, yes really

Apex Legends fans have received their fair share of exciting news recently. With Resurrection, the hero shooter's 18th season, slowly wrapping up, players are enjoying its various features before Season 19 drops. The upcoming season isn't the only new content drop to look forward to, though, as we've just received word of a limited-time crossover event with one of today's biggest musicians. Post Malone is coming to Apex Legends, baby.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 1:24 PM
     The best Lords of the Fallen farm spot for vigor

Where is the best Lords of the Fallen farm spot? It's no secret that soulslikes can be a bit of a grind at times. If you're new to the genre, it's easy to invest in the wrong stats or equipment and find yourself in the tricky position of being too underpowered to progress. Thankfully, we've identified the best farming spot in Lords of the Fallen, so you can quickly earn vigor regardless of whether you're in the early, mid, or endgame.

The best Lords of the Fallen farming spot can help you accrue vigor in a very short space of time, allowing you to create the best Lords of the Fallen builds by pouring points into stats or upgrading the best Lords of the Fallen weapons to take on any Lords of the Fallen bosses standing in your way. As our Lords of the Fallen review attests, the soulslike game can really bring the pain, so ensure you stay alive and kicking by taking advantage of this farm spot.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 12:29 PM
     Lords of the Fallen's insufferable snipers have been dealt with

Another Lords of the Fallen patch has dropped and while it makes a slew of improvements to the Hexworks soulslike game, I'm immediately pleased to tell you that those incredibly annoying ranged enemies that feel like they can snipe you at any distance using what feels like the latest installment in hitscan tech have been pared back, among other changes.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 12:25 PM
     Minecraft trial chambers explained – new block sets, mobs, and more

What are Minecraft trial chambers? Over the past few years, Mojang has added more and more to our underground experience in Minecraft, with new, stunning cave systems added with the Caves and Cliffs update in 2021, and amethyst geodes and Ancient cities brought in to stumble across while exploring. There are of course Strongholds to look out for underground too, and all those valuable ores. But with the Minecraft 1.21 update, trial chambers add another massive and exciting structure to your next Minecraft adventure.

Announced during Minecraft Live 2023, the Minecraft 1.21 update adds new vanilla features, changing the way you craft with the automated Minecraft Crafter block and expanding on your underground exploration. Trial chambers are large, multi-level structures found underground that you can plunder alone or with friends to practice your combat skills and earn some valuable loot. They feature new decorative blocks sets, a new light block, and even a new mob: the Minecraft Breeze.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 12:22 PM
     Skull and Bones release date speculation, gameplay, and news

When is the Skull and Bones release date? We've lost count of how many times the pirate game has been pushed back, but we're not worried - despite a fairly cynical opinion across the board, what we've seen of Skull and Bones so far has given us more than a few reasons to be optimistic.

With Skull and Bones now years in the making, surely we can hope for a more fine-tuned adventure and a worthy contender among the best pirate games. While the game has been delayed multiple times, we know that more closed beta tests are happening behind the scenes and progress is still being made. After all, Ubisoft has assured us that they're spending time on the development process to ensure we're getting the best product available. While the development team works away, we've plundered the murky depths of Davy Jones's locker to bring you the latest Skull and Bones release date, gameplay news, ship customization, and everything else you need to know about this upcoming nautical adventure.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 12:13 PM
     Minecraft cheats and console commands

What are the best Minecraft console commands? There are many ways to play Minecraft, from the pure survival aspect of reaching the end to building mind-blowing projects in creative mode. Using console commands in a survival world is somewhere between the two, and we've been testing out all the best Minecraft cheats to help you along the way.

Minecraft console commands are wonderfully simple to use, and you can use them to give yourself diamonds and other items, summon Minecraft mobs, locate rare structures like ancient cities, and so much more. Remember that you won't earn achievements with cheats turned on, and turning them back off won't help, but if you want all the fun of survival Minecraft without the struggle, then this guide to Minecraft cheats is for you.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 12:02 PM
     This Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 contains a bug, literally

Usually, when you say you've got a bug in your system, you're talking about a software glitch. Less often, you might mean a hardware bug, such as a defect affecting one of your components. However, in the case of YouTube repair channel, northwestrepair, it found an actual bug in an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. As in, a real insect.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 12:09 PM
     The best Elden Ring armor sets

Searching for the best Elden Ring armor sets? If we're being completely honest, there's no point in being good at something unless you look good while you're doing it. The best Elden Ring armor sets can separate you from the rest of the Tarnished out there, providing you with an outfit that can strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.

In this RPG game, upgrading your armaments using Elden Ring smithing stones and Ashes of War is just as important as leveling up your character. There are some armor sets imbued with powerful abilities, though their use largely depends on what type of character you're building. If you've got a fashion-conscious Tarnished, Elden Ring makes it difficult to find armor that is both protective and stylish, but it certainly can be done if you know where to look.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:55 AM
     Minecraft castle ideas

What are the best Minecraft castle ideas? Minecraft's sprawling, procedurally generated landscapes lend themselves perfectly to the majesty of a castle build, be it in the snow, lush green mountains, or stony peaks. If you're desperate to build your own castle but need some inspiration for its design, these blueprints, tutorials, and ideas are simple to download, easy to follow, and perfect for triggering inspiration.

So you've outgrown your Minecraft house, want something bigger, grander - and more 'olde world' than a fancy mansion. Some of these incredible Minecraft castle ideas should spark your creativity then, and range from mini fortresses to large, Victorian-style manors. There should be something here for every difficulty level, and most of these Minecraft designs fit into any of your favorite Minecraft biomes, too, but of course some look better in a specific setting.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:44 AM
     The 15 best Minecraft shaders 2023

What are the best Minecraft shaders? With shaders, you can instantly level up the look of your Minecraft world - even without a fancy schmancy RTX graphics card. But with so many downloadable mods for the sandbox game, if you're unsure, let's start with what Minecraft shaders are.

One of the best PC games of all time and the ongoing king of sandbox games, Minecraft has incredible replayability, keeping fans and newbies coming to the game time after time. While the vanilla game still gets regular updates, Minecraft mods, texture packs, resource packs, and shaders can completely reinvent the game, affecting its overall look. For example, mods can completely alter gameplay, and Minecraft texture packs and resource packs change the appearance of existing blocks and add new blocks, respectively. Meanwhile, shader packs give you the same game with fancier graphics and effects.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:42 AM
     All Star Tower Defense codes October 2023

October 16, 2023: We added one new All Star Tower Defense code to our list.

What are the new All Star Tower Defense codes? Developer Top Down Games has struck gold with their smash-hit game, All Star Tower Defense, blending together tower defense gameplay with characters inspired by popular Japanese anime.

The first few missions of the tower defense game may seem easy, but it doesn't take long before your units start to struggle. That's where our Roblox guide comes in, allowing you to claim free Stardust and Gems to unlock powerful units in the free PC game. Not only does this guide cover the code redemption process, but we're also always looking for new ASTD codes, so keep this page bookmarked for any updates.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:57 AM
     The best dragon games on PC 2023

What are the best dragon games on PC? Since long before the days of D&D, and before Tolkien became the poster boy of fantasy, dragons have been the most fearsome and majestic creatures of myth. Usually, they breathe fire and hoard gold; other times, they become the most fierce of companions.

PC games, and the best RPGs in particular, are naturally swarming with dragons and dragon-like creatures, both as friends and foes. We've collected some of the best dragon games on PC, like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim where you can encounter, battle, or befriend a dragon, including entries from multiplayer games or MMORPGs, if you're into a more cooperative adventure.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:35 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 Halsin companion guide – where to find the First Druid

Where is Halsin in Baldur's Gate 3? Halsin is one of the many companions you'll be able to recruit to take along with you on your adventures through Faerûn. As a shape-shifting Druid, he can turn into a bear to shred your foes – or you, should you make an enemy of him. As one of the most versatile classes in the game, having a good idea of what Druids can do will help immensely when battling demons, goblins, dragons, and more.

For more information on the myriad of BG3 classes and their subclasses in Baldur's Gate 3, check out our comprehensive guide. As BG3 Halsin is another Elf companion, you may have heard in our Baldur's Gate 3 review that more diverse races exist, such as the regal Dragonborn or boisterous Halflings. If that's the case, our overview of all the Baldur's Gate 3 races has you covered. Read on to find out all there currently is to know about Halsin.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:26 AM
     Best CS2 crosshair codes list used by Counter-Strike 2 pros

What are the best CS2 crosshairs? Choosing the perfect crosshair to suit your playstyle is no easy task. If you pick a large crosshair, you could end up blocking potential targets from your sightline. Too small and you might not be able to hit your targets from a distance.

The main thing to remember is that you're going to want to spend some time testing out each type of crosshair. Fortunately, Deathmatch has been revamped in Counter-Strike 2 to give you another batch of targets to gun down. Picking the best crosshair and using the best CS2 binds should help you on your quest to earn the highest CS2 ranks and rating. Here are all the best CS2 crosshair codes in 2023.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:14 AM
     Steam Deck no longer a Top 10 seller

Since the Steam Deck launched, the high-powered PC gaming handheld has continuously been a part of the Top Selling products on Steam globally. Week in and week out, the Valve handheld has always managed to retain its place within the top 10 sellers, even amongst the most-popular PC games of any given month. However, the Steam Deck has finally begun to fall down the top sellers list.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:22 AM
     The best superhero games on PC

What are the best superhero games on PC? After all, the world has comic book fever. Look around and you'll see it: it's all BIFF this and POW that, as they fight for superhero supremacy. People with towels pegged to their shoulders dive into stores, searching with non-X-ray-vision for the best DC games, while those swinging a red, white, and blue painted bin lid peruse the internet for lists of the best Marvel games.

Before this feature spirals off into an inescapable whole of comic references, here is our list of the best superhero games you can play on PC, including two of the best Batman games. That should be enough super-powered goodness to keep you happy until the next blockbuster lands. And the best PC games are super in their own right, too.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:05 AM
     Intel 14th gen launches, promising 23% better Starfield fps vs AMD

After months of radio silence, Intel has finally revealed the Intel 14th gen CPU generation. The enthusiast-class Intel Core i9 14900Ki7 14700K, and i5 14600K arrive on October 17, and are already up for pre-order with a number of retailers.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:00 AM
     New League of Legends Heartsteel boy band revealed, single coming soon

League of Legends Heartsteel is the name of the now very real boy band consisting of six champions and a handful of real-world artists representing them, as Riot Games shows off the first artwork of the characters. The group's first single is also on the way later this month.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 11:01 AM
     Best MW3 MCW loadout

What is the best MW3 MCW loadout? The MCW is potentially the best gun, if not the best assault rifle, in Modern Warfare 3 right now thanks to its low recoil and impressive ADS. Here's how to make the most out of it on the battlefield.

You can perfect your Modern Warfare 3 MCW loadout during the MW3 beta, which gives you a chance to play with the class setup and get an idea of how it'll handle when the MW3 release date arrives. Though of course, MW3 guns and weapons are all subject to buffs and nerfs, so don't get too attached just yet.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 10:53 AM
     The 34 best Minecraft mods 2023

What are the best Minecraft mods in 2023? Every game of vanilla Minecraft might already be very different, but the best Minecraft mods go one step further to provide an entirely new experience over a decade into the game's lifespan. Whether you love creative building, terrifying survival, or speedrunning the story, there's sure to be a mod for you. From interface changes, to tools to aid your hours of exploration, and even new mobs, you have the option to make Mojang's classic even better on PC.

The following list compiles some of the best Minecraft mods out there right now. All are divided into sections, depending on what you want to do with the sandbox game – from simple utility changes to deep, intricate Minecraft mods you can get lost in for months. If you like to browse, the Minecraft CurseForge game mods hub has a whole section dedicated to the best Minecraft mods and add-ons - as well as equivalents for many of the other best PC games right now.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 10:36 AM
     Best MW3 SMGs for the current meta

What is the best MW3 SMG? The submachine gun is a vital tool for any self-respecting operator. The lightweight weapon pairs increased player mobility with devastating close-range damage - often using a lower-caliber round but with an incredibly high rate of fire.

The Modern Warfare 3 release date is approaching quickly, so we've gathered the best Modern Warfare 3 SMGs to give you the most powerful options for your starting weapon. SMGs are suited to the smaller MW3 maps - ones where you can rush your enemies, and bring home a Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer win every time.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 10:34 AM
     Cyberpunk 2077 dev overhauling internal checks ahead of The Witcher 4

It's no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 has had a redemption arc with update 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty expansion. The launch of the CD Projekt Red RPG was rough in 2020, with players facing a largely broken game and developers receiving the brunt of their criticism. This situation has now been commented on by a CDPR veteran, who's talked about the internal changes since release and how development processes have changed since then too, especially for the upcoming The Witcher game project Polaris.

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PCGamesN Monday, October 16, 2023 10:30 AM
     Starfield, Fallout, and Skyrim legend leaves Bethesda

Just over a month since the launch of Starfield, Pete Hines, Bethesda's head of publishing, is retiring from the Skyrim, Fallout, and Elder Scrolls maker to begin a "new chapter." Hines, whose credits include every major Bethesda release since Morrowind in 2002, says the decision to retire is not one that he came to "easily or quickly," but that following the launch of Starfield, "the time is right."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 3:42 PM

It sounds like Spider-Man 2 is pretty damn good, going by reviews that have appeared today ahead of the web-slinging sequel's release on PlayStation 5 this Friday. While there's no official word on a Spider-Man 2 PC version just yet, the appearance of previous PS5 exclusives over the last couple of years hopefully means it's just a matter of time. The sooner, the better, based on what we've heard so far.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 3:10 PM

I love it when game names do what they say on the tin, but I love it even more when they contain hidden depths behind that initial simplicity. Hermit And Pig is indeed a game about a reclusive old hermit and his truffle-hunting pig, but this charming adventure RPG also has one of the most involving turn-based battle systems I've come across in a while.

Taking place in first person a la Dragon Quest, Hermit must deal with all sorts of mad and angry wildlife as he hunts for his favourite forest mushrooms, and their scowling (and endearingly daft) expressions are just the tip of this excellent iceberg. For you're not just choosing from a list of moves and watching them play out onscreen. Oh no. Each attack also comes with its own three-button fighting combo, and you'll need to input the right one (often at the right time) to deal the most damage. It's a brilliant system, making Hermit And Pig easily one of this year's highlights from EGX's Leftfield Collection.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 2:54 PM

Pete Hines, head of publishing at Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Starfield studio Bethesda, is retiring. One of the most public faces at the developer behind perhaps only Toddy H himself, Hines has played a prominent role in the release of their biggest games for close to the last quarter-of-a-century - but says that the "time is right" to move on to "an exciting new chapter of my life".

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 1:52 PM

Minecraft is getting a new bit of Star Wars DLC filled with a bunch of familiar faces from the galaxy far, far away in blocky, Minecraftified form. You'll also be able to make your own lightsaber and droid companion to take on your adventures as a Jedi padawan.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 1:02 PM

If you played a videogame at all in 2022, I hope it was Roadwarden. A blend of RPG and visual novel from Polish developer Moral Anxiety, it cast you as lonesome wayfarer maintaining the paths and investigating the mysteries or grievances of a thinly populated wilderness setting. It's a game of immense feeling, craft and cleverness, inspired by table-top games, which puts hoarier ideas about videogame role-playing through the wringer. In the world of Roadwarden, there's no grinding for XP or mindless loot-crafting treadmill. Knowledge, empathy and insight are worth far more than material wealth or wielding the shiniest axe. Quests can hinge on something as minute as your ear for dialects or knowing the correct form of address. And each village along the trail is a world in itself.

Moral Anxiety's Windy Meadow - which actually dates back to before development of Roadwarden, but has been substantially remastered since the latter's release - essentially narrows the focus to one of those villages. Out today, it's a quietly gorgeous visual novel in which you follow several characters in different timeframes, building up a layered understanding of one and the same setting, with scene transitions plotted on a beautiful pixelart map screen.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 11:44 AM

Newly released documents have given us a rare inside look at how gun manufacturers have tried to use videogames to promote their wares to younger people - specifically, players of Activision's original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, released in 2009. The memos and emails in question are from now-defunct US gun company Remington Arms, which was once part of the conglomerate Freedom Group. They've been disclosed by a lawyer as part of legal proceedings launched by the parents of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people using a Remington-made AR15 rifle.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 11:30 AM

Silence Of The Siren is a name I'm perpetually going to get mixed up with fellow strategy games Songs Of Silence and Songs Of Conquest over the next couple of years, but there's certainly no mistaking what this sci-fi, tactics explorathon looks and plays like when you see it in the flesh. Made by the same team behind 2018's Project Hospital, Silence Of The Siren is an homage to Heroes Of Might And Magic where several different alien races are fighting to control a distant alien planet. It's a little bit 4X-y, but not massively so, and I had a very fun time indeed with its EGX demo over the weekend, which I think I played for almost a solid hour and completely forgot about the growing queue of folks behind me. Sorry about that…

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 11:04 AM

Following the ascension of Edders into his new role as Reviews Ed, RPS is now looking for a Staff Writer to fill his vacant boots and join our excellent editorial team. Applications are open now, so read on below to find out how to apply.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 10:08 AM

We talk about retro and throwback game releases being a "blast from the past", but in this case, it's more like you're strolling down a sunny path amid soothing birdsong, and then one particular, innocent-looking paving stone swivels underfoot with a rustle of gears, dropping you into a dingy, yellow-panelled room. There are vacuum tubes mounted on one wall, doors to either side, and a ladder leading further down into darkness.

You click one of the doors and the perspective switches over slide-projector style to a second room with identical proportions. There are pipes emerging from the floor, here, and some kind of antique radio on a pedastel in the centre. Hang on, I know this place. I know this formless sense of dread. I know these machinations. The last time I set foot here, it was 2009 and I was running a Flash game blog, writing up choice submissions to sites like Kongregate. This is Submachine, a 14-part escape puzzle series from Mateusz Skutnik, which Skutnik has now compiled, polished-up and re-released as Submachine: Legacy.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 16, 2023 8:20 AM

Minecraft update 1.21 has been revealed, and well, looks like Mojang have been reading my posts demanding the addition of a proper maze generator, those sneaky devils. As explained by Minecraft game director Agnes Larsson, the forthcoming Minecraft update – which has yet to be given a release date – is designed to "focus more on combat adventures and on tinkering" than last year's Cave & Cliffs update.

The headline addition is an underground structure called the Trial Chamber, a procedurally generated cluster of traps and treasure rooms, fashioned from copper and tuff blocks and arranged around a central hallway. From the Minecraft Live footage this weekend, Trial Chambers look like an evolution of the game's old buried fortresses, with some nifty new flourishes in the shape of copper bulb blocks that slowly give off less and less light, and new Trial Spawners, which generate a certain number of hostile mobs based on things like the number of players in your party.

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Twinfinite Monday, October 16, 2023 3:03 PM
Don't let cute little Khloe trip you up on this!

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Bring them back!

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Back in black

Twinfinite Monday, October 16, 2023 9:50 AM
From her debut album to Midnights: Which Taylor era echoes your life?

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So anyway I started blastin'.

Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 4:00 PM

pikmin bath bombs

Bandai Namco started selling the Pikmin bath bomb from Nintendo stores. It is currently available in Nintendo Tokyo and Nintendo Osaka stores. Nintendo Kyoto will have it in stock from October 17, 2023. Each bath bomb costs 550 JPY, which is approximately $3.70.

Back in June 2023, Bandai Namco displayed the Pikmin bath bomb at Tokyo Toy Show 2023. The full name of the product is "Bikkura? Tamago Pikmin," with loosely translates to "Surprise? Egg Pikmin." Bikkura Tamago products from Lifestyle Bandai are bath bombs that hide a little toy inside, which you can take after the outside layer of epsom salts wash away in the water. There are a variety of toys that you can collect, since it's completely random which one you get.

As we saw previously during Tokyo Toy Show 2023, the Pikmin bath bomb contains five different Pikmins that you can potentially obtain. You can get a Blue Pikmin, a Yellow PIkmin, a Red Pikmin, a Purple Pikmin, or a White Pikmin. The bath bomb itself has a fruity scent. This matches the design of the outside layer, which looks like a round lemon.

The Pikmin bath bombs are available from Nintendo and Bandai stores in Japan. The latest entry in the Pikmin series, Pikmin 4, is available on the Nintendo Switch.

The post Pikmin Bath Bombs Will Make You Squeaky Clean appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 3:30 PM

Genshin Impact Wriothesley Trailer

The latest Genshin Impact playable character is almost here and HoYoVerse's new Wriothesley trailer shows him off in full force. Ahead of his release on October 17, 2023, this new two and a half-minute trailer features some cinematic gameplay showing off how the Cryo catalyst user will play ahead of the upcoming banner release.

Players also get a look at some of the lore surrounding Wriothesley in the highly stylized trailer featuring him taking on various fighters in the Fortress of Meropide in the Fontaine region. The character demo trailer plays out like a short montage of cutscenes of Wriothesley using his mechanical fists to bash away at the foes he takes on. Like Heizou, he is a catalyst user who uses hand-to-hand combat, rather than magic.


The cinematic trailer features several enemies, from mechanical dogs to guards from the prison. It culminates in a battle against the enemy Group Justice, during which Wriothesley potentially teases some of the skill animations he will have in the upcoming game. He has fast movements and up-close animations. Players will seemingly want to stay in the mix and constantly apply pressure to foes while using him.

Genshin Impact is available for Android, iOS, PS4, PS5, and PC. The Wriothesley banner will drop on October 17, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 3:00 PM

Pokemon GO Party Play Lets You Work with Other Players This Week

On October 17, 2023, the Pokemon GO Party Play feature will appear in-game. It isn't exactly a new multiplayer element. Rather, it lets people work as a group of four to complete challenges, get extra power in Raids, and keep in touch with other players. However, it is a local-only activity, so you need to apparently be near the other folks as you all play.

How to start Pokemon GO Party Play

Niantic also introduced how we can form a party with this new feature. You'll need to go to your profile and click Party. On that page, you can either join a party by entering a code or scanning a QR or making your own. This can only happen if you hit level 15 trainer level, however. If you do meet that requirement, you can have up to three people join you for your new group. You'll then be able to check the Party tab for more insights into what others are doing or challenges.

Here's the official Pokemon GO Party Play trailer. It shows off some of the features and how the new feature works. When you are in a group, you can complete Party Challenges together. Some of the ones listed in the example are "win two raids," "catch two Pokemon," and "catch two ice-type Pokemon." It also shows how Raid Party Power looks, as well as how you can compare stats and highlights in the new party and post-party highlights sections.


Pokemon GO is available for mobile devices, and Party Play will be available starting on October 17, 2023. One of the last in-game events tied in with Detective Pikachu Returns to bring Detective Pikachu back

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 2:30 PM

Lawson Begins Spider-Man 2 Lottery Campaign in Japan

Lawson launched a brand new Marvel's Spider-Man 2 lottery campaign where fans can get the chance to win the limited edition Spider-Man 2 Dualsense controller. The campaign will run until October 30, 2023. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

By purchasing a ¥10,000 (~$67 USD) or ¥15,000 (~$100 USD) PlayStation Store card from any Lawson convenience store, Natural Lawson, or Lawson Store 100 locations across Japan, entering the last 19 digits underneath the barcode on the card onto the submission website, and completing a survey, fans will be entered into the lottery campaign. There is no entry limit, so fans can purchase as many PlayStation Store cards and enter the lottery as many times as they want. 40 lucky fans will be chosen from the lottery to win the Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Dualsense controller.

Details about Lawson's ongoing lottery campaign can be viewed below:

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The last day fans can purchase PlayStation Store cards that qualify for the lottery campaign is October 29, 2023, and the last day they can enter their code onto the campaign submission website is October 30, 2023. Winners will be chosen at the beginning of November and contacted by email. Prizes will be mailed at the end of November.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will release exclusively on PlayStation 5 on October 20, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 2:00 PM

Pocket ni Bouken o Tsumekonde - PokeTsume - Japanese Pokemon live drama

The Pokemon live drama show PokeTsume will soon air on Japanese television, and its new trailer has appeared ahead of the premiere. The drama show will be officially titled Pocket ni Bouken o Tsumekonde in Japanese. The full title can also be translated to "Cram an Adventure Inside the Pocket." The trailer shows more details to the upcoming drama show, following its initial reveal in late August 2023. There's no word on its availability outside Japan yet.

Nanase Nishino, a former Nogizaka46 member who is also an avid Pokemon fan, will star in this drama as Madoka Akagi. She newly works at the advertising agency ADventure. Madoka will rediscover her Pokemon passion after her mother sends her a Game Boy Pocket with a Pokemon Red cartridge that she last played 20 years ago.

The 100-second PokeTsume trailer also shows that many members of ADventure will be comparable to some of the first-generation Pokemon. For example, the company's chief is very forgetful like a Slowbro, and one of Madoka's colleagues is as useless as a Magikarp. Aya Hirano will also appear in this drama show as Yoko Meguro, a woman who is tenacious in both work and romance like a Ninetales.

The trailer is available to watch on Poké Times, the official X account for Pokemon-related news in Japan.


Pocket ni Bouken o Tsumekonde, also known as PokeTsume, will start airing in Japan on October 19, 2023, at 24:30 JST / 11:30am ET. It is worth noting that Japanese television channels typically use a 30-hour format where the date is only updated at 6am. Therefore in regular time, the drama show will begin on October 20, 2023, at 12:30am JST.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 1:30 PM

Final Fantasy XIV Glowsticks Debut at Fan Festival 2023 in London

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London will be held October 21-22, 2023, and Square Enix will be debuting the Final Fantasy XIV Glowstick at the event. This will be the first time the glowstick is officially available for purchase in Europe.

The Final Fantasy XIV glowstick cycles through 15 unique colors inspired by in-game emotes. The batteries are included and pre-installed so they can be used immediately after purchase at all of the different panels and concerts at the event. They will cost £9.99 (~$12 USD).

A closer look at the Final Fantasy XIV Glowstick and a sample of the colors it can change to can be seen here:

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The glowstick had never been officially available in Europe before now, which made it a highly sought after item on the resale market. The glowstick had initially been released to commemorate the release of Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker. Some marketplaces listings for the glowstick marked up the price as high as $105.99 USD.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London will also have 122 newly debuted and current merchandise items available for fans to purchase. Some of the items include soundtracks, puzzles, figures, plushies, and apparel. The full list of items and their prices can be viewed below:

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Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. Fan Festival 2023 in London will be held at ExCeL London on October 21-22, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 1:00 PM

Mobile Suit Gundam: UC Engage Appears in English Tomorrow

Back in August 2023, Bandai Namco opened pre-orders for its next Gundam mobile game. However, no release date appeared. Now, there is a definite launch window. On October 17, 2023, people will be able to start playing Mobile Suit Gundam: UC Engage in English and worldwide. In addition, Bandai Namco confirmed that over 200,000 people pre-ordered, meaning some in-game currency and a free unit will be given out. 

Essentially, there will be 9,500 Diamonds, the in-game currency for things like the gacha, and a UR Gundam given out to all players. 4,500 of those diamonds and the Gundam are part of the pre-registration bonuses. However, there is also going to be a Release Celebration Campaign. 5,000 Diamonds will be given out as part of that. The announcement image for that launch event also featured an SR Gundam icon, suggesting another free unit will be given to players who opt in at the outset.

Mobile Suit Gundam: UC Engage Mobile Game Appears in English Tomorrow
Image via Bandai Namco

While this is the first time the Mobile Suit Gundam: UC Engage mobile game will be available in English and worldwide, it's already quite established in Japan. The game launched back in November 2021 in the region. As part of the latest announcement, Bandai Namco noted that version has been downloaded over three million times.

Mobile Suit Gundam: UC Engage will launch worldwide on October 17, 2023 on mobile devices. The game is already available in Japan. Various Gundam anime series, like The Witch from Mercury, are streaming on Crunchyroll. 

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 12:30 PM

Like a Dragon Gaiden English Dub Appears Post-Launch

The new Kazuma Kiryu voice actor Yong Yea revealed the Like a Dragon Gaiden English dub for the Yakuza spin-off won't appear until after the game's launch. The performer noted it will be a post-launch addition. He also shared a screen capture of the official site that noted people will eventually be able to download a patch that adds the additional audio option. 

Here's Yea's statement. In a follow-up tweet, he acknowledged the release date is November 9, 2023. As a note, the Steam product page for the game only shows full audio for Japanese at the moment. 


Yea also pointed out that this Like a Dragon Gaiden English dub situation might not be the case for the other upcoming Yakuza title on his account. He noted that Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth's Steam product listing already does note full audio in English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. 

It's uncertain how extensive the English dub for the spin-off will be. While we know major characters, like Kiryu, will be voiced, it is uncertain if we'll get to hear someone like the Obatarian in English for the first time.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will come out on November 9, 2023, and people will be able to play the new Yakuza game on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 12:00 PM

Nintendo Kyoto store grand opening on October 17, 2023

Nintendo published a trailer for its Nintendo Kyoto store one day ahead of the grand opening on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. The new physical store will be available on the 7th floor of Kyoto Takashimaya Shopping Center's T8 Zone.

The 20-second trailer shows a sneak peek of what visitors can expect to see when they enter the store. It will feature merchandise like T-shirts and plushes from Super Mario, Splatoon, Pikmin, and other Nintendo franchises. Visitors will also be able to purchase Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories in the store.

The trailer is available to watch on the official X account for Nintendo's Japanese physical stores right below.


October 17, 2023 will also be the opening date for the host building, Kyoto Takashimaya Shopping Center. The T8 Zone will host a total of 51 outlets that cover a variety of categories from modern art, subculture, to local cuisine.

The Kyoto store will be Nintendo's third physical store to open in Japan. The company opened its first permanent store in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2019. It then opened the second Japanese store at Daimaru Umeda in Osaka in November 2022. Outside of Japan, Nintendo also has a permanent store in New York City.

The grand opening for the Nintendo Kyoto store and its host building, Kyoto Takashimaya Shopping Center, will take place on October 17, 2023. Afterwards, the store will regularly open from 10 AM to 8 PM JST.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 11:30 AM

First Fire Emblem Heroes Attuned Characters Are Peony and Triandra

There is a new kind of Attuned character type in Fire Emblem Heroes, and that also means a new sort of inheritance. These new units have an X skill slot with an additional ability. Like a Rearmed Hero, you can inherit once without losing that person, thus allowing a character who doesn't have an X skill to get one. The first two units of this type in Fire Emblem Heroes are Peony and Triandra, the Ljósálfar and Dökkálfr. 

Peony is an axe-wielding, flying unit. Her weapon is the axe Flower of Caring. She's also still a dancer-class unit, with a Tender Dream ability that lets an ally act again. Her X skill is Attack Oath Echo, which boosts her attack by six and lets her move to a space adjacent to an ally if she is within two spaces of an ally. Meanwhile, Triandra is a sword-bearing, flying unit. She holds the Flower of Tribute. Her X skill is Death Blow Echo, which boosts her attack by four if she initiates combat.

As mentioned earlier, the first banner to add them will include two other characters. Rearmed Sonya is an infantry unit who holds a green Arc Caliburnus tome. Mycen is a cavalry unit with a blue lance. 

Here's the first Fire Emblem Heroes trailer for the Attuned Heroes Peony and Triandra, which also shows Rearmed Sonya and Mycen. 


Fire Emblem Heroes is available for Android and Apple iOS devices, with the first Attuned characters banner available now.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 11:00 AM

Nagito Komaeda Kei Mochizuki Figure

Spike Chunsoft and Kei Mochizuki teamed up for a new Super Danganronpa 2 1/7 scale figure release of Nagito Komaeda. The character is portrayed in Mochizuki's signature art style. Pre-orders are being taken until November 13, 2023. It is expected to be released in late May 2024 and will cost 23,100 yen ($154.56). It is currently available on the Algernon Product online shop. You can also find it on AmiAmi, which ships internationally.

To prepare for the production of the figure, Kei Mochizuki provided an entirely new illustration of Nagito Komaeda to use as a base for the design. The figure was supervised by him and Spike Chunsoft, the developer of the Danganronpa titles.

Get a detailed look at the new Nagito Komaeda figure in the gallery below:

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Kei Mochizuki drew characters from all three of the mainline Danganronpa games in the past for limited merchandise. You may also recognize Mochizuki's art style from the game LOOPERS. Additionally, he illustrated the servant Baobhan Sith (also known as Fairy Knight Tristan) for Fate/Grand Order.

The Danganronpa 2 Nagito Komaeda figure is expected to release in Japan in late May 2023. It can be acquired outside Japan if someone goes through AmiAmi. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch, PSVita, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices. The game originally debuted on the PSP.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 10:30 AM

Takumi Armory pop up store will feature Pod 042 from NieR Automata anime

A replica of Pod 042 from the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime will act as a weapon shop manager in Japan. The collaboration will happen at Takumi Armory's pop-up store in Laforet Harajuku on October 21-22, 2023. The Japanese press release provided more details on how the studio made the replica of 2B and A2's companion pod. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Takumi Armory created a 1/1 replica of Pod 042 after NieR: Automata Ver1.1a's director Ryouji Masuyama requested to see a life-sized model as a reference. The studio created the replica from scratch at its own workshop in Takasago City in Japan's Hyogo prefecture. This replica cannot float in the air, so staff members will put it on a tripod during the showcase.

Other than Pod 042, Takumi Armory will display life-sized weapon replicas of the Virtuous Contract and Virtuous Treaty. It will also place seven posters of the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime around the shop.

Although there will be no NieR: Automata-related goods available for sale, people who make any purchase at the shop will be allowed to take a photo with Pod 042 and the NieR: Automata weapon replicas. However, they will still not be allowed to directly touch the items.

Takumi Armory NieR Automata replicas of Pod 042 Virtuous Contract and Virtuous Treaty
Image courtesy of Takumi Armory and Square Enix

There have also been other merchandise modeled after NieR: Automata's Pods. In late September 2023, Movic opened pre-orders for new plush keychains based on both Pod 042 and Pod 153.

The NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime will serve as the primary source for this collaboration. Aniplex announced in July 2023 that the anime's second cour is in the works. The title originated as a video game that is immediately available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 10:00 AM

Kingdom Hearts Room Sprays

Square Enix announced the release of room sprays based on characters from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, which means Aqua, Terra, and Ventus will inspire their own room fragrances. Each spray costs 5,940 yen (or about $40,) and their expected release date is February 3, 2024. They are available for pre-order from the Japanese Square Enix online e-store.

Terra's room spray will be inspired by clove, cinnamon, rose, amber, and woodsy aromas. Meanwhile, Aqua's room spray will include citrusy fragrances, mainly bergamot, as well as water lily, and musk. Ventus' spray will also be focused on citrus, with aquatic notes and a floral bouquet, and a focus on the smell of patchouli.

You can check out the new Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep room sprays based on Aqua, Terra, and Ventus here:

Square Enix recently released a silver ring based on the popular Shadow Heartless enemies from the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Other recent Kingdom Hearts merchandise includes a new Jacquard accessory collection that includes purses, bags, and wallets.

The new Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep room sprays based on Aqua, Terra, and Ventus cost 5,940 yen (~$40,) and will release in Japan on February 3, 2024. Pre-orders are now open from the Square Enix online e-store.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 9:30 AM

Persona 5 Tactica third trailer

Atlus released the third main trailer for Persona 5 Tactica. The new 4-minute-long trailer showcased lots of new gameplay, as well as reveal a new school location, new robot and Buddha-inspired villains, as well as foreshadow some events that might unfold in later parts of the game. In addition, the trailer teased the Repaint Your Heart DLC and showed Akechi and Kasumi.

Editor's Note: The following insight might include spoilers for the plot of Persona 5 Tactica, Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.

The trailer starts with Erina sinking into water and thinking about Toshiro. The trailer continues to highlight both characters, hinting to a possible past connection between both of them. In addition, later parts of the trailer show The Phantom Thieves facing Toshiro, who is teased to awaken his own Persona.

The Velvet Room attendant Lavenza was also confirmed to appear. A new school location was also shown, and the gameplay segments revealed new environments for The Phantom Thieves to fight on.

You can take a better look at the third trailer for Persona 5 Tactica below. It is currently available in Japanese only.


Persona 5 Tactica will come out for the Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam on November 17, 2023. The day one Repaint Your Heart DLC will add Goro Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa in a new storyline.

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Siliconera Monday, October 16, 2023 9:00 AM

Nijisanji Street Fighter 6

Capcom announced a new Street Fighter 6 merchandise lottery featuring various livers from the Nijisanji VTuber group. The new merchandise features the VTubers cosplaying as characters from the game. Kuzuha will appear as Luke, Yashiro Kizuku as Ryu, Azuchi Momo as Chun-Li, Ibrahim as Ken, Sasaki Saku as E. Honda, and Kanda Shoichi as JP. Each entry in the lottery costs 880 yen (or about $6). The merchandise will be available from October 20 to November 2, 2023. [Thanks, PR Times!]

The merchandise is scheduled to release in early March 2024. There are 6 categories of prizes, ranging from S to E. The prizes in the S category are 6 life-size tapestries, and the A category includes 6 square cushions, both with one for each VTuber in the collaboration.

Meanwhile, the B category offers 3 different tote bags, the C prizes are 6 diorama acrylic stands with Metro City from SF6 as the background, the D category includes 6 rubber straps, and the E category offers 6 pin badges.

You can take a better look at the lineup of the Nijisanji x Street Fighter 6 lottery collaboration in the gallery below.

The new Nijisanji x Street Fighter 6 collaboration merchandise lottery will be available in Japan between October 20 and November 2, 2023. Street Fighter 6 is available on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. A new Spooky Party Fighting Pass will come to Street Fighter 6 for Halloween.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 16, 2023 3:46 PM
     Alan Wake Holding A Source Of LightThe anticipation for Alan Wake 2 is palpable among fans of the original game and newcomers to the series alike. The atmospheric thriller that Alan Wake brought to the gaming world has left players eagerly awaiting its sequel. Yet, amid this excitement, there is a lingering question as to whether fans can play it via Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass has evolved into a behemoth subscription service, providing subscribers with a rich and diverse selection of titles, from indie gems to blockbuster hits. Many of Remedy's past titles like Control and the original Alan Wake have graced its catalogue. So today, let's answer the question on everyone's mind, that is "Will Alan Wake 2 be available on Xbox Game Pass?" Will Alan Wake 2 be on Game Pass? As of now, there is no official confirmation that Alan Wake 2 will be part of the Xbox Game Pass library. The issue is that the availability of a game on Xbox Game Pass can be influenced by various factors, inclu...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 16, 2023 3:38 PM
     Lords Of The Fallen PreordersLords of the Fallen has many combat techniques for players to master. Allowing for a complex arrangement of attacks, each player can tackle fighting as they see fit, allowing for different builds to more naturally form. One of the most devastating attacks for each weapon is the multiattack, and it will be wise to know how to use it. How to Multiattack in Lords of the Fallen The multiattack in Lords of the Fallen is a more complex attack that players can perform. Each weapon has their own unique multiattack, and so you should try it out with every weapon you come across, to see which one matches your fighting style and which one you prefer. Screenshot: PC Invasion To multiattack, simply hold shift and right click. For Xbox players, hold RB and press LT, and for Playstation players, hold L1 and press R2. Your multiattack will then be performed, and you can watch the awesome animation take place. There is a subtle difference in the multiattack anim...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 16, 2023 3:30 PM
     Cs2 Quickswitch BindIf you are a sniper transitioning from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you must be familiar with the Qucikswitch bind of CSGO. For those of you who are new to the game, Quickswitch bind is a custom feature that needs to be input through the console command of the game. This feature lets you switch your main weapon with the melee weapon and get back to the main weapon instantly without any extra key press. If you are looking to use the Quickswitch bind in CS2, we will show you the detailed procedure in this guide. How to create Quickswitch bind in CS2 The steps to create a Quickswitch bind might be a bit confusing if you don't have a clear idea of how the dev console of Counter-Strike works. However, you can follow the given steps to set up a Quickswitch bind in your CS2 game. Launch the game. Open the developer console by pressing the tilde (~) key. Type in the following command: alias +qsw "slot3";alias -qsw "lastinv";bind ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 16, 2023 3:23 PM
     Lords Of The Fallen Game Pass Featured ImageLords of the Fallen, like most Soulslike games, has the standard Estus Flask equivalent. The Sanguinarix. This crucifix-looking item is what will be carrying you through your entire game. It will heal you and has multiple uses, but there is much more you should know about it. Here's everything you need to know about the Sanguinarix in Lords of the Fallen. How to use the Sanguinarix in Lords of the Fallen The Sanguinarix is a device that allows you to administer Pieta's healing blood, or so the description says. With a number of charges, you can administer the Sanguinarix as and when you please, and it'll heal you a considerable amount of health. It only takes a few moments to do this, so you can heal up in the heat of battle. Although if you choose your timing wrong, you can get hit mid-animation, probably causing your death. Screenshot: PC Invasion It is a quick access item, so is always readily available. Each use will cost one...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 16, 2023 2:54 PM
     Lords Of The Fallen Preorders Featured ImageIn Lords of the Fallen, there is a unique and awesome mechanic that plays a part in many features to do with combat. Wither can be detrimental, but it can also provide a second chance for the skilled. Your health will be withered a lot as you play the game and enter the Umbral Realm. You'll need to know exactly what you're dealing with. What is withered health in Lords of the Fallen? Wither is a status effect that regards your health. You'll know when a portion of your health has withered when a grey bar overlaps a portion of your health bar. Withered health puts you in a precarious situation, but it also provides an opportunity. There are a few scenarios that could cause your health to wither, but the trick is using Wither to your favor. Withered health is more of a blessing than a curse. This is because it provides a second chance. Your health will wither when either you get hit with an attack that applies wither, or if you block an attack. By...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, October 16, 2023 3:33 PM

Reveals several allegedly unannounced titles

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Bethesda Softworks responded with its own statement

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Pivotal Gamers Monday, October 16, 2023 1:33 PM
     What's up all? Giveaway.su holds a new giveaway for Tarantula Virus. Their message follows. We are urgently launching a distribution of Steam keys for another game "Tarantula Virus". verything is as usual – quickly complete a few tasks and instantly receive the CD key for the game 'Tarantula Virus.' All you need for this giveaway – Steam account with level...

Level Up Monday, October 16, 2023 11:00 AM
     The Analogue Pocket is <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/feature/2022/01/07/analogue-pocket-review-a-retro-handheld-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a retro handheld marvel</a>, capable of playing your…